Abs Are Made Where?

fitblogOh yeah, that’s me pressing my squeezed fists to make my biceps bulge to magnificent proportions!

Now that I have your attention, I have been reading a lot recently about the work one must do around what one puts in one’s mouth, compared to the time one spends exercising. You know the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen” (or not made in the kitchen I forget). However, as I move forward with the Movable Beast one of my “truths” will be that you will find whole foods here, and whole food advice here, as I work towards my nutritionist qualification. I have recently started pulverizing my own version of protein powder by throwing pumpkin seeds, any nuts that happen to be handy, almonds, walnuts whatever, into the food processor. When I make my morning smoothie, this home made powder ends up providing my vegetable protein, instead of whey protein or other protein powder from sources unknown.

Though I am tempted to buy green powders as well, my jury is still out. I am hoping my handful of kale, some frozen spinach nuggets and maybe some wheat grass (someday) will do the job.

Anyway come to think of it, the stress over food can’t do us any good can it? So just continue to read lots. I like Nutrition Action Healthletter, Consumer Reports On Health, and the Mayo Clinic health letter, and anything else I can get my hands on. I am like a magnet for free-publications-by-the-exit-door. Educate yourself. Eat simply. No junk. Whole grains. different grains, unbleached, unrefined, unprocessed, un-enriched, stone ground. Go on, live a little!

Published by: Andrew Binks

I am a writer living in rural Ontario, 2 hours east of Toronto. I was born and raised in Ottawa but spent the last 15 years in BC. Glad to be back. My first novel, The Summer Between, was published in 2009 by Nightwood Editions. My website is www.andrewbinks.ca My fiction and non-fiction have been published in Joyland, Galleon, Fugue, Prism International, Harrington Gay Men's Literary Quarterly (U.S.), Bent-magazine, The Globe and Mail, and Xtra, among others. I am a past honorable mention of the Writer's Union of Canada's short prose contest, Glimmertrain’s Family Matters contest, finalist in the Queen's University Alumni Review poetry contest, and This Magazine’s “Great Canadian Literary Hunt.” My poetry has also appeared in Quill's “Lust” issue and Velvet Avalanche Anthology. Harvard Square Editions will be publishing a chapter from one of my novels in their upcoming anthology "A Voice from the Planet," this fall. My satirical play, Reconciliation, about Native land claims, Japanese internment, and political corruption, was read this spring in Toronto as part of the Foundry play-reading series. My play Pink Blood received a public reading, from Screaming Weenie Productions in Vancouver this June. I spoke at the AWP conference in New York City in 2008 on the merits and challenges of multi-genre writing programs.

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